Damage in 'Fast and Furious' movies cost over $500 million
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 23:30
That total beats the global record held by Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", which made $529 million worldwide its opening weekend in 2015.
In three days of release, The Fate of the Furious became the highest-grossing Hollywood film of 2017, toppling several all-time box office records, and cementing the series' unrivaled popularity in China. $100.5 million of that came domestically for Fast 8, but that is quite a steep drop off from Furious 7, which brought in $147 million domestically when it opened.
The film brought in $432.3 million from the worldwide markets, which beat out the $316.7 million brought in by 2015's Jurassic World. The film topped $190 million there, while its second highest territorial debut (outside of the US) was Mexico with $17.8 million. The 8th installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise has raked in approximately 11.50 crores on Sunday and now stands with a grand total of 47.50 crores. The live-action adaptation of the 1991 animated fantasy came in third on the North American chart this weekend, adding an estimated $13.6 million to its $454 million USA and Canadian total while making it the 12th highest grossing film of all time (unadjusted for inflation) domestically. The film made an estimated $432.3 million overseas and $100.2 million in the U.S.
Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges returned as cast members for the latest edition of the action flick franchise. The movie has so far sold 1.43 million seats since it was released here on Wednesday. The film received a strong A CinemaScore from audiences. The seventh installment was the final film that included Paul Walker, who tragically died in a vehicle crash in 2013.
Taking the No. 2 spot this week is "Boss Baby", bringing in an estimated $15.5 million. It's the eighth movie since the franchise debuted in 2001.
Globally, the fairy tale remake starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens has soared past the $1 billion mark. However, let's take a step back and remind ourselves that it's insane this franchise has made it to eight films and the fact the eighth film is hauling in $100+ million is pretty incredible.